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Athetosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Athetosis
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.350.110
C23.888.592.350.110
Unique ID
D001264
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001264
Annotation
choreoathetosis = CHOREA (IM) + ATHETOSIS (IM)
Scope Note
A dyskinesia characterized by an inability to maintain the fingers, toes, tongue, or other body parts in a stable position, resulting in continuous slow, sinusoidal, and flowing involuntary movements. This condition is frequently accompanied by CHOREA, where it is referred to as choreoathetosis. Athetosis may occur as a manifestation of BASAL GANGLIA DISEASES or DRUG TOXICITY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p76)
Entry Term(s)
Athetoid Movements
Hammond Disease
Hammond's Disease
NLM Classification #
WL 390
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/07/13
Athetosis Preferred
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